The BPSU team have written to paediatricians and neonatologists asking them to make sure they report all cases meeting the case definition of neonatal complications of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to the BPSU in the first instance to ensure complete UK data collection. National BPSU data will be shared internationally.
The application process for the 2020 BAPM Gopi Menon Awards is now open. The awards celebrate excellence and those making a difference in perinatal care, particularly smaller scale or individually led projects or examples of local and regional excellence. The categories for 2020 are:
The British Association for Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-up (BANNFU) has become BAPM's first Special Interest Group (SIG). BANNFU is a multidisciplinary group which exists to improve the long term outcomes of all babies that have had neonatal care by disseminating best practice and improving care.
The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) accept applications for new national awards from consultants and academic GPs working for the NHS in England and Wales and for renewed awards from those due to renew their award in 2020. The application period for 2020 will be open on 13 March.
The MBRRACE-UK Signs of Life working group has launched a consultation relating to the development of UK guidance to support health professionals in the assessment of signs of life for spontaneous births before 24+0 weeks of gestational age where active survival-focused care is not appropriate.
This week (13 December 2019), Samantha Johnson and colleagues have mailed out a complimentary copy of the new PARCA-R (Parent Report of Children’s Abilities-Revised) manual to every neonatal unit in the UK.
NHS England and NHS Improvement have published a report 'Implementing the Recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Review.' This action plan to implement the recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Review sets out how the NHS will further improve neonatal care with the support of funding set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.
The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) have published their Annual Report 2019 on 2018 data. The report highlights the key findings and recommendations from the analysis of the data provided by neonatal units on the admissions of babies for neonatal care in England, Scotland and Wales in 2018.